COMPETITIVE EXAM ASPIRANTS ON MATHEMATICS INTEREST AND ANXIETY: AN ANALYSIS OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


R. Rajkumar, Dr. G. Hema
Doctoral Student, Periyar University
Abstract
Mathematics interest is a complex and behavioural aspect of mathematics. It has so many characteristics, and it can be attributed to as many situations as discuss in mathematics education. Mathematics is not enough to impart theoretical learning; must that learning put into practice. Mathematics anxiety is a feeling of tension, apprehension, or fear that interferes with math performance. Mathematics anxiety, also known as mathematics phobia, is anxiety about one’s ability to do mathematical concepts. It is a phenomenon that is often considered when examining students’ problems in mathematical concepts in competitive examinations. The present study aimed to analyse the mathematics interest and anxiety among competitive exam aspirants of undergraduate students. The investigator has selected the normative survey method for conducting this study. The investigator used it as a mathematical interest and mathematical anxiety research tool for collecting the data. The reliability value was 0.872 and 0.789. In the Salem district, the investigator selected 40 competitive exam aspirants using a stratified random sampling technique. A set of competitive exam aspirants from each exam study centre was selected randomly. Results revealed that competitive exam aspirants of arts and science subject differ in mathematics interest and mathematics anxiety. Results also showed a relationship between mathematics interest and mathematics anxiety among competitive exam aspirants and mathematics interest nearly 8percent per cent of the variation in mathematical anxiety of competitive exam aspirants of undergraduate students.
Keywords: Mathematics interests, Mathematics anxiety, Competitive examination, Aspirants.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)

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Published on : 2021-08-26

Vol : 7
Issue : 8
Month : August
Year : 2021
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